Istanbul is one of the world’s most fascinating and lively cities. Its main architectural attractions – the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, the Basilica Cistern are all world class. But you’ll also find thousands of fascinating things to do in the city – like shopping in the Grand Bazaar or the Spice bazaar or taking a ferry ride from Europe to Asia across the Bosporus. In these two guides Tim and Liz explore all those “must-see” attractions but also wander the side streets and find a much more personal and fascinating side to Istanbul… But beware the new fascism of President Erdogan – best not to criticise the regime in case you are imprisoned like hundreds of Turkish democrats, journalists and decent non-Islamic people. Ataturk’s great work making this country secular is horribly under threat from the fascist Erdogan. Duration 24 minutes of lively evocative sound. Rich new content added for 2015.
ISTANBUL pt 1 – new content 2017
August 21, 2014